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Introducing: The St James Quarter Collective

 St James Quarter is a destination which not only complements but actively enhances the artistic and cultural wonder of Edinburgh. To deliver the creative spaces that will enhance St James Quarter, we’ve partnered with makers from all cultural and artistic disciplines to build a unique neighbourhood within Scotland’s capital city. Illustrators, designers, photographers, musicians, filmmakers, fashion designers, dancers, writers and more come together in the St James Quarter Collective with a shared purpose: making St James Quarter a lifestyle and cultural destination.

To achieve this ambitious goal, we set out to create close-knit, value-based connections with the community by supporting local arts programmes, encouraging and promoting talent, mentoring undergraduates and showcasing local culture and arts to cement St James Quarter’s position at the heart of Edinburgh and its community.

We’re excited to announce the first members of the St James Quarter Collective. Watch this space for more creative artists and makers we’re partnering with in the future!
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The Leith Collective:
Recycle. Restore. Reclaim. Reuse. Relove.

Leith Collective is a supported retail space for artist, makers and upcyclers throughout Scotland. Whether they are seeking out artists who convert unwanted items into unique pieces of art to save them from landfills or developing workshops and events for the local community, their focus is on sustainability and mentorship of the local community. Many Leith Collective makers work in the shop to build personal connections with guests, and they actively support and employ individuals with mental health issues. Members of Leith Collective benefit from mentorship and business guidance, strengthening Scotland’s creative economy. Leith Collective’s unique aesthetic can be glimpsed in works which they have curated for St James Quarter.